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2019 Bronze Medal Award

Pufall, Russek, Rippard, Schneider

Pufall, Russek, Schneider, Rippard


The team is recognized for developing and demonstrating new types of devices that act as highly efficient artificial neurons and synapses for computing circuits, and for developing new models for their rapid testing. Because the team's artificial neurons fire millions of times faster and use less energy than human brain cells, they enable the development of neuromorphic computers, which operate at speeds more than 10 times faster and use 100 times less power than those available today, opening the door to new applications in computing and artificial intelligence. 


Matthew Pufall

Physical Measurement Laboratory

William Rippard

Supervisory Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Stephen Russek

Physical Measurement Laboratory

Michael Schneider

Physical Measurement Laboratory